How can I go to Alishan Taiwan?

How can I go to Alishan Taiwan?


  1. Hop on a trip to Chiayi from Taipei (i.e. THSR Train 0203 6:30AM to 7:45AM)
  2. Catch the shuttle bus from the Chiayi THSR to TRA station at roughly 8:05AM.
  3. Take 9AM Alishan Forest Railway train.
  4. Arrive in Fenqihu at 11:20AM.
  5. Take 12:50 bus from Fenqihu to Alishan.
  6. Arrive in Alishan at 2PM.

Where is the Alishan forest railway?

Alishan Forest Railway (Chinese: 阿里山森林鐵路; pinyin: Ālǐshān Sēnlín Tiělù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: A-lí-san Sim-lîm Thih-lō͘) is an 86 km network of 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railways running up to and throughout the popular mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Is Alishan forest railway reopened?

The Alishan Forest Railway, along with the nature reserve, has reopened as well.

Does Alishan have snow?

Even at Alishan National Scenic Area (2500 meters), seeing snow in winter is not guaranteed. I went there once at the peak of winter, and I only saw some frost on the Alishan Forest Railway tiles in the early morning.

What is the coldest month in Taiwan?

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015….

Quick Climate Info
Coldest Month January (62 °F avg)
Wettest Month September (2.64″ avg)
Windiest Month November (9 mph avg)
Annual precip. 19.20″ (per year)

What month is the best time to visit Taiwan?

The best time to go to Taipei is between March and May. During this time, the average temperatures are at a bearable 22°C, rising from the winter lows but not yet at the summer highs.

What is the best month to visit Taiwan?

Weather-wise, September to November is considered the best time of the year to visit Taiwan. This season offers the perfect combination of cool and dry weather. During most of September, the south stays warm, but temperatures begin to cool down in northern Taiwan, although they’re still pleasant.

How to take the Alishan express train to Chiayi City?

If you wish to take the Alishan Express train to Chiayi City, you need to catch a connecting bus to Fenqihu first. This is a good option if didn’t take the vintage train getting to Alishan or you simply wish to ride it again.

How to get from Alishan to Taipei by bus?

On weekends, Kuo Kuang bus 1835 goes to Taipei from Alishan. Kuo Kuang Bus runs this route on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and costs NT$690.

How do I get a train ticket in Chiayi Station?

You can get your train ticket either from the automatic ticket vending machine inside Chiayi Station (see photo above) or at the counter just on the outside of Chiayi Station.

How far can the train go from Alishan to Fenqihu?

For the past several years until recently, the train can only reach as far as Fenqihu, a small village one hour from Alishan. Today, the train can go farther to Shizilu Station, but Fenqihu remains the better stopover because of the activities and transportation options available.